The Mac App Store is a digital distribution platform for OS X applications developed by Apple.

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Mac App Store app can't be uninstalled, won't finish installing

So I went to download and install McSolitaire thinking it might be a fun game. Well, something went wrong during the install process. Now I've got a half-downloaded app in my Applications and the ...
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Reinstalling XCode

I just upgraded to Lion, and was having problems with my old XCode installation, so I just removed it completely by running sudo /Developer/Library/uninstall-devtools sudo rm -rf /Developer Now ...
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Is it possible to have GPL software in the Mac App Store?

Can you have GPL software in Mac App Store? I know this is not possible in the iPhone App Store, but is it the same situation in Mac App Store? NOTE: None of the answers below should be considered ...
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My App Store refuses to Download and Install the MacOS upgrade from 10.10.5 to 10.11

I clicked on resume download a hundred times, but it still shows up like the picture ("Waiting"). It's been like that for hours. I tried downloading the 10.11.5 Combo Update but I was told I needed 10....
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How to update xcode from 7.2.1 to 7.3.1 using terminal (commandline tools)

I just need to know if there's a way to update xcode from 7.2.1 to 7.3.1 using terminal (commandline interface)? The reason is I updated the xcode via mac appstore and once it was installed, the ...
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Where can i find and clean up partially downloaded content?

Say your download of 17gb application is interrupted and can't continue since you are out of space. Knowing the application name, where can you look to find parts of what has already been downloaded ...
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App Store Updates not working

I'm running Mavericks (10.9.5) and it has been working without problems since months. Recently I can't install updates from the App Store. Since today, the App Store doesn't even show icons anymore. ...
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Can Mac App Store installs & upgrades be automated?

How can I script installing or upgrading apps from the Mac App Store? I'd prefer command line tools, but AppleScript or some other API would suffice. Relevant puzzle pieces: installer: note ...
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Can't update Xcode

I am aware there are more questions with the same title, but I couldn't find any other post with this specific case. I have XCode 7.0 and I want to update to the last version (7.3). But it doesn't ...
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Restart download Mac OS X (macOS) Sierra, Developer Preview version

My download of macOS Sierra (Developer Preview, see press release) began downloading, appearing in the Launchpad app. But then got interrupted. It failed to restart, so I deleted the icon in Launchpad ...
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App Store doesn't fetch updates anymore

I'm on a MacBook Pro, mid 2009, OS X 10.10. An update to Yosemite (10.10.2) came out five days ago, but going to the Updates tab in App Store only returns a dialog box with the following message: An ...
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OS X Yosemite XCode update stuck on 'Waiting'

I recently downloaded Yosemite, and I'm trying to update my XCode. I hit 'Update' in the App Store, and but it's been stuck at 'Waiting' for the past 30 minutes. What can I do to fix this?
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Cannot Connect to the App Store

I have an App Store update indicated on my App store icon, but when I click on it to go to the App store I get the message >Cannot Connect to App Store
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App Store keeps on trying and failing to update iMovie and iPhoto on Mountain Lion

I recently got a Mountain Lion laptop from work and every time the App Store checks for updates, it reports updates as available for iMovie and iPhoto. However, I have neither installed and when I ...
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(Mavericks) Appstore repeatedly updating Xcode to 5.1 (fixed?)

In the past 7 days I have updated to Xcode 5.1 seven times! Yesterday I dragged Xcode to the trash and emptied the trash in an attempt to make it stick, this morning I got a popup saying that Xcode ...
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Xcode 7.2 downloading but not installing

I went through the tedious download process via App Store. The row in the App Store Updates tab said Xcode was installed. But no sign of it in Applications folder. When I go to the Purchased tab of ...
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mavericks 10.9.5 downloaded but not installing

I recently updated mavericks 10.9.5 from 10.9, it shows on Update Installed in last 30 days, but when I see About my mac info it is still showing 10.9 Again going to app store and clicking ...
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Endless spinner when trying to update Xcode in App Store

I'm trying to update Xcode on my Mac mini. When I click the Update button in the App Store, a spinner appears, but nothing else happens. I have seen this before, and I think that possibly ...
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Upgrade from Mac OS X 10.6.8 “Snow Leopard” to OS X 10.10 “Yosemite”; App Store takes over 20 hours

I have an old Mac, currently running Mac OS X 10.6.8 "Snow Leopard" that I must upgrade to OS X 10.10 "Yosemite". It has 8 GB RAM. The "About this Mac" gives me the following information: Mac ...
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Very Slow Download Speeds from Apple Applications (Safari and Mac App Store)

After I restored my computer to a clean reinstall of El Capitan, I have experienced incredibly slow download speeds in Apple applications only (Safari and the App Store). I tested downloading a file ...
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Change from Developer to Enterprise

Hi my manager has changed the license from app store to enterprise. I am looking at the member centre and wondered it it tells you that it is an enterprise license? The Apple ID is still the same as ...
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Mac App Store Update issue in Yosemite

i have a big problem with updating my apps in app store, when i install an application, it doesn't appear as installed as you can see : I have all of this apps installed on my computer, and i ...
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AppStore formatting is broken

My Macbook, Version 10.9.5 Build 13F1077, AppStore is somehow broken. It's like the formatting of it is broken. See attached image. Any idea's about what happened or how to troubleshoot or fix? As ...
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Xcode update would not work, and now won't leave the App Store update queue

Hello I am trying to remove this update. It was not working and I ended up downloading the Xcode update directly from apple.developer, it gave me no problem. This has been my spring cleaning project ...
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User Control screwed up but unable to click on icons with Mouse on OSX 10.8

I dont know what has happened, but today user control with mouse and trackpad on my macbookpro is screwed up. I rebooted twice, it made no difference. The trackpad moves the cursor okay, but I ...
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Few of my applications start

I have a Macbook Pro 15 inch 2009 running OS X 10.10.2. I want to update the OS to El Capitan but the App Store won't open - nor will Safari, Contact, Calendars etc. Chrome seems to be one of a ...
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How to reset Mac App Store (to factory defaults)?

On Mavericks the Mac App Store started to hang right after start (when accesing menu, to be exact). How to reset it? I.e. remove some configuration files that drive the store into improper state?
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Any way to recover Yosemite download from AppStore?

When I opened the folder of previously paid-for apps on the AppStore in order to download Yosemite, I inadvertently clicked the "X" mark next to the "Download" button. This removed Yosemite from the ...
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Apple's policy on hybrid apps: >60% of native code

So one of our consultors recently told us that Apple rejected their hybrid app because "It has to contain at least 60% of native code", which of course is hard to accomplish if you decided to go ...
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Mac iTunes requests update, but App store says no updates available

Recently I got a iPhone 5 with iOS 9.3 installed. On connecting it to my computer iTunes said that I needed at least iTunes 12.2.2. I had 12.0 at the time. Mac Running Yosemite. I clicked download,...
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Remove Mac App Store notification badge from the Dock

# "Usernoted" seems to be the "user notifications daemon", so get it's PID. pid=$(ps aux | grep -i [u]sernoted | awk '{print $2}') # Find the sqlite3 database that this program has open. It's in a "...
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Can't share my card with family members, have to buy everything twice

I am a "family organizer". The card is set to be shared with the members of the family. Yet everybody has to use my account. Just tried it with my wife, urged her to login as herself (App Store asked ...
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App Store asks me for a password, but won't let me change the Apple ID

I'm taking over someone elses job and am using the computer he was using. In the App Store there are some apps that ask me to enter a password and have an Apple Id already filled in but won't let me ...
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App Store download disappear after the installation

I'm trying to download a previously purchased item from the app store. The item download and install seems that works fine, but immediately after the installation the program just disappears. The App ...
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Xcode failed to download, use the purchases page to try again

I continue to get this error each time I try to install xcode: "Xcode failed to download, use the purchases page to try again" This is with the newest OSX 10.10.3. I found this thread: Xcode failed ...
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Can't sign in to the Mac App Store

I am trying to update to El Capitan. I am being asked for my Apple ID and password. I entered both correctly however I am being asked to enter a verification code after the password (see screenshot)....
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Air Apps for Mac OSX: Code object is not signed at all

I have already developed and published several Air Apps for Mac OSX before. The last one was published on the Mac App Store in July 2015 - everything worked fine back then. This week I've finished ...
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Is there an alternativ way to upgrade OSX El Capitan without AppStore. Its so slow

I am downloading OSX El Capitan through AppStore and it runs already 10 hours. I have downloaded 1,5 GB so far. I fear I can't work next week because of this slow download process. I need it because ...
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Mac App Store: we could not complete your update the server gave an error during download: 403 Forbidden

I wish to update Xcode with Mac App Store and receive this error we could not complete your update the server gave an error during download: 403 Forbidden I am logged in with my AppleID. Other ...
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Mac app store doesn't show any updates

Lately Mac app store has stopped showing any updates. It always says 'No updates available'. Please see a screenshot here. It doesn't even show about OS installed. Can somebody share a solution to ...
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I can't update from Lion 10.7.5 to El Capitan

I just keep getting this appear when downloading from the Apple App Store
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How to find third-party photo extensions

I want to find if there is any iphoto extension can share photos on google photos. Therefore I check https://support.apple.com/en-gb/HT205245 it says Use the Mac App Store to find and install ...
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OS X 10.11.5 Update won't download

I am having trouble downloading the OS X El Capitan 10.11.5 Update. Both direct downloads and App Store downloads end up being crazy slow (1kb/sec). Other App Store downloads or the direct iTunes 12.4 ...
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What's the meaning/use of ?mt=8 and ?mt=12 in iTunes Preview and Mac App Store Preview URLs?

Examples http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/wuala/id417749289?mt=8&ls=1   http://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/wuala/id417749289?mt=8   http://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/visualdiffer/id412386481?mt=12&...
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Force Re-Download of El Capitan from the App Store?

I'm trying to download the latest version of El Capitan (10.11.4) to build an updated flash drive installer. I fire up the App Store, click the OS X El Capitan link on the right, then click the ...
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Antivirus for OS X 10.6.8

I have a laptop with OS X 10.6.8, and it needs anti-virus. I went to the App Store, but everything wants 10.7 and later. I need a software recommendation.
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How to resume paused download app in launchpad?

I have recently updated apps and for apparent reason one app seems to be stuck and hasn't been continuing to download for 2 days now, I have checked the App store to see if there's another update and ...
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Can I Use TestFlight Beta Testing for Apps Not Created Using Xcode?

I just submitted my enrollment application to be an Apple Developer. I have three Mac 3D Puzzle apps that were created using Unity 5.3.2 that I plan to sign and submit to the Mac App Store after I'm ...
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How Do I Get Testers for my App Submissions?

I submitted my enrollment in the Apple Developer Program a couple of days ago. I'm waiting to be approved. I have Mac 3D Puzzle apps that were created as .app files using Unity 5.3.2. I plan to ...
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get rid of uninstalled app from updates in app store

In the app store, I have a update for an app called "Nepenthes", by Wei Li, which claims to be "for enterprise solution". However, I've never installed an app by that name, and I can't find it ...